upon its arrival at the hymen records office, 'nrthndr' caused an unambiguous reaction: a marvellous album. aaron funk (venetian snares) recommended wisp to sublight records, and they immediately decided to release an album. the results were enthusiastic reviews and a 'top album' recommendation on the warp records' website.
before 'nrthndr', reid dunn (a.k.a. wisp) made several albums/eps (both on cd and mp3 format), appeared on compilations and produced remixes.
wisp's sound spectrum can be described as the perfect combination of atmospheric synth lines and well elaborated beats. the breaks have a Venetian snares approach in their complexity and precision - these breaks are combined with straight but complex metres with wonderful melodies (think beefcake or boards of canada). this album shows that reid dunn is one of the names that should be remembered. wisp is one of the rare artists in this genre who have the talent for both sound experimentation/tunes and the ability to last. we are not the only ones who believe this.
the vinyl version includes 6 tracks from the 'nrthndr' cd - fine electronica for your listening pleasure. a highly recommended release from an outstanding artist.
released in collaboration with sublight records - www.sublightrecords.com
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